Bestselling author Isabelle Broom is moving from Michael Joseph after agreeing a two-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton. World English rights including audio were acquired by editorial director Kimberley Atkins from Hannah Ferguson. The first novel will be published in 2020 as a paperback and sees the editor and author reunite, after working together on previous books at Michael Joseph.

One Winter Morning, her final novel with Michael Joseph, will be published in October.

Broom said: “I was fortunate enough to begin my publishing adventure with the incredible team at Michael Joseph, and I’m extremely proud of the six novels I have done with them. Leaving was not an easy decision but getting the opportunity to work with the utterly brilliant and super-talented Kim again was one I simply could not pass up.”

Atkins added: “I am over the moon to be reunited with Isabelle Broom, whose first novels I acquired when I worked at Michael Joseph. Isabelle is a supremely talented author, brimming with passion and brilliant ideas. I’m thrilled that Hodder & Stoughton will be the new home for her unforgettable fiction and am so looking forward to publishing her next books.”

Isabelle Broom is the author of five novels including One Thousand Stars and You and The Place We Met. She was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts at the University of West London before starting a career first in local newspapers and then as a book review editor at heat magazine. She became books editor at Woman & Home in January 2019.

Read The Bookseller article here.